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Whittlesea author up for two awards

By Colin MacGillivray WHITTLESEA author, speaker and artist Rosa Carrafa has been recognised for her efforts to make a difference in people’s lives with two nominations in this year’s AusMumpreneur awards. The awards have supported Australian...

Adult education centre given green light

By Colin MacGillivray DISADVANTAGED, culturally-diverse and special needs people living in the Whittlesea region will benefit from a new facility to be built at Mernda Recreation Reserve. At an ordinary council meeting earlier this month, City...

New statue for Assumption College

By Jackson Russell Assumption College Kilmore has installed a new statue of Marcellin Champagnat in one of the oldest parts of the school. The statue replaces an old plaster cast version, which stood in the same...

Free childcare scheme stops

By Colin MacGillivray CHILDCARE centres across the Mitchell and Whittlesea municipalities have expressed mixed views on the Federal Government’s discontinuation of free childcare services. The government adopted a free childcare scheme in April to help families...

Early learning centre planned for Wallan East

MITCHELL Shire Council is seeking lease applicants for a new early learning centre in Wallan East. A relocatable, modular facility is currently being manufactured and will be placed adjacent to Our Lady of the Way...

St Patrick’s Primary thrilled to return

St Patrick’s Primary School principal Michael Bourne is ‘amazed’ by the positive mindsets of students, teachers and families returning back to school routines. As the Kilmore school welcomed back students in prep, grade one and...

Councils call for long-term kinder funding

The Municipal Association of Victoria has backed a call from the Council of Australian Governments to lock in long-term federal funding for kindergartens. Federal funding for kindergartens is currently given on a year-to-year basis under...

Students return to school

Students across the Mitchell Shire were among about 400,000 students across Victoria welcomed back to schools last week as part of a staged return to the classroom. While the vast majority of students have been...

Council facilities reopen

Mitchell Shire Council is starting to reopen its facilities, with the public able to return to libraries this week but leisure centres remain closed. With the State Government’s easing restrictions as of yesterday, all community...

Bullying tackled

By Steph McNicol - MACEDON Ranges Shire Council is calling for help from the Municipal Association of Victoria after the escalation of bullying allegations against councils statewide. Macedon Ranges Shire Mayor Janet Pearce said it was...